Research Associate Position in Sean Li Lab at Cedars-Sinai
Lab Description: Li lab has recently moved from Harvard Medical School to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is at the phase of expansion. Our work explores gender disparities in bladder cancer and our research has led to a new concept of the epigenetic sex. We seek to decipher the sex epigenome, characterize candidate sex-biasing factors, and identify sex-specific therapeutic targets. In addition to bladder cancer, we are also interested in benign urologic diseases such as urinary tract infection and bladder regeneration/repair.
Job Summary: Under general guidance, the Research Associate manages activities including research, compliance, resource management and general administration. May be co-author or author of publications. May be requested by PI to take on specific supervisory activities as Laboratory Manager, and provide administrative leadership, and/or technical expertise. Not responsible for generating grant funds.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Monitors and ensures compliance with safety standards and procedures * Shares Lab Manager responsibilities * Orients new individuals to the day-to-day operations and laboratory procedures * Supervises and trains new lab members, Research Lab Assistants, Research Associates, and Research Fellows * Orders and maintains lab supplies and reagents * Molecular biology experiments including PCR, rt-PCR, DNA and RNA extraction, etc. * Genotyping and mouse colony management * Histology including cryostat and microtome sectioning * Microscopy and image acquisition * Immunohistology and immunofluorescent staining * Researches, develops and implements new laboratory procedures and protocols * Participates in planning, troubleshooting and executing investigative research projects * Assists in preparation of grant proposals, publications and presentations * Organizes and presents scientific findings for publications as co-authors
* B.S. is required, M.S. is preferred, and M.D. or Ph.D. is also considered
Experience: * Experience and training in experimental biology * Strong analytical and problem-solving skills * Excellent organization skills and very detail-oriented * Works well with others, and able to multitask * Strong interpersonal and communication skills for interaction with peers * Self-motivated and works well independently to make the difference
Working Title: Research Associate I - Sean Li Lab - Cancer Institute
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